Liverpool face Real Madrid in Europe

Liverpool face Real Madrid in Europe

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The line-up for the group stage of the top European club football tournament was decided in Monaco on Thursday afternoon.Carnlough man Rodgers was handed a kind draw in Group B, which also features Swiss club Basel and Ludogorets of Bulgaria, as well as a glamour tie with champions Real."It was great excitement and hopefully it was great for the supporters to sit and watch the draw for the first time in five years," he said.I'm already thinking of Anfield on that night.Brendan Rodgers"That was last season's hard work, what we were working towards - getting Liverpool back into a competition where we are synonymous."To be back in it again, no matter who we were going to play, it was always going to be exciting. But to have Real Madrid in your group, the champions last season, is going to be special."Meanwhile Premier League champions Manchester City found themselves in one of the toughest groups as they were paired with Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Roma.Draw in full:Group A CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Atletico Madrid CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Juventus CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Olympiacos CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)MalmoGroup BCHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Real Madrid CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Basel CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Liverpool CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)LudogoretsGroup C CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Benfica CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Zenit St. Petersburg CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Bayer Leverkusen CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)MonacoGroup D CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Arsenal CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Borussia Dortmund CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Galatasaray CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)AnderlechtGroup E CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Bayern Munich CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Man City CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)CSKA Moscow CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)RomaGroup F CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Barcelona CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)PSG CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Ajax CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Apoel NicosiaGroup G CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Chelsea CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Schalke 04 CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Sporting CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)MariborGroup H CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)FC Porto CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Shakhtar Donetsk CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Athletic BilbaoCHAR(13) + CHAR(10)BATE


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